An essential part of your LG fridge is the door alarm that alerts you when you leave the door open for an extended period. The chiming is vital because if you accidentally leave your refrigerator door partially open for a while, the fridge won't work optimally, leaving food prone to spoilage. You may want to turn the alarm on or off but don't know how to. We did the research to tell you how to change the alarm preference in your LG fridge.
Turning the LG refrigerator door alarm on and off is simple. You do not need any tools to switch the alarm on or off. You only have to follow these simple steps to change your alarm preferences:
- Locate the control panel of your LG refrigerator. In most LG models, you can find the alarm button on the right side of the control panel.
- Press the alarm button on the control panel once to turn the door alarm off.
- If you want to switch the alarm back on, press the alarm button a second time.
While you can quickly turn the door alarm on and off, it is crucial that you understand what triggers the alarm and how you can resolve that. Keep reading to find out why the LG fridge alarm keeps going off and how to reset the alarm. We'll also discuss why the refrigerator won't stop beeping and how this can be resolved. Let's get into it!
Why Does My LG Fridge Alarm Keep Going Off?
The LG fridge alarm has a circuit that triggers the warning signal when you leave the fridge open for a certain period of time. The sensor of the alarm sound is a light-dependent resistor (LDR).
When light hits the LDR sensor, either from the refrigerator or an external bulb, the alarm goes off. Therefore, any time light falls on the sensor, it reduces its resistances and eventually sets off the alarm.
When no light hits the LDR, the alarm remains switched off.
How Do I Reset The Alarm On My LG Refrigerator?
The refrigerator alarm will beep when the fridge is not working correctly either because the door is not closed correctly or some parts malfunction. The refrigerator's user manual will help you locate the control panel.
The alarm button is marked with a bell sign. The alarm is automatically activated when your refrigerator is plugged into a power source. You can deactivate the alarm by pressing this button once. To turn the alarm back on, press the button again.
Why Won't My LG Fridge Stop Beeping?
The beeping sound of your LG fridge indicates that something is wrong with the appliance. On the other hand, when the refrigerator is working correctly, it does not make any sound.
If your LG fridge doesn't stop beeping, check the fridge manual to understand what the beeping signifies and how you can resolve that. Here are some things that might be causing this sound:
- Your fridge's shelves and bottle racks may not be assembled correctly, or the fridge compartments are overstuffed. As a result, the door cannot be closed completely.
- Your refrigerator's door seal may be dirty, broken, or damaged. The seal keeps cold air inside while preventing air outside the refrigerator from seeping in. Furthermore, frost builds up when the moist air from outside the refrigerator combines with the cold air inside. As a result, the fridge may not be working optimally.
- Your refrigerator may be tilted, albeit slightly. Your refrigerator needs to be placed on a leveled surface; otherwise, it will malfunction.
- The circuit board is faulty. The control board regulates the main functions of the refrigerator. It is responsible for controlling the defrost cycles and the refrigerator's temperature. When it malfunctions, the fridge does not operate at optimum.
How Do I Stop My LG Refrigerator From Beeping?
The unceasing beeping of your refrigerator can be quite irritating. Fortunately, you do not need to lose your mind over the constant chiming of your refrigerator. Here are some simple steps to troubleshoot the issue:
1. Unplug The Refrigerator For A Few Minutes
Unplugging the refrigerator for a few minutes and then switching it on resets the processor and resolves any minor technical hitches with the fridge.
2. Check If The Door Is Closed Completely
Sometimes the refrigerator door might need an extra push for it to close fully.
Additionally, check for any overloading. Overloading may block the vents at the back of your refrigerator and hinder the flow of air from the vents. Thus, the condenser and refrigerator motor may have to work harder to maintain the set temperature, resulting in higher wear and tear.
You can rearrange the food in the refrigerator to maximize space by using clear storage bins or categorizing the different types of food.
If the beeping persists, reassemble the shelves and bottle racks.
3. Inspect The Door Seal
Clean the door seal with warm soapy water and close the fridge door. Observe whether the beeping ceases. If the issue persists, check whether the seal is damaged or broken. You can do this by performing these simple tests:
- Put a paper between the door and the fridge and close the door on it. Try to pull it out slowly. If the paper has moisture or slips out easily, the seal is damaged.
- Inspect the seal for condensation or blackish mold. If you find either, the seal is probably damaged. Consequently, the cold air makes water in the warm air condense.
- Check for thinning or cracks on the seal. Any damage on the seal suggests that it is time for you to replace the gasket.
You can either seek out a professional to replace the gasket for you or do it yourself. If you decide to do it yourself, ensure that you source the new seal from an LG accredited service center.
4. Manually Defrost The Refrigerator
Although LG refrigerators automatically defrost every four to sixteen hours, you may need to defrost the refrigerator manually to resolve the constant beeping. Schedule the defrost well in advance to ensure that you do not have a lot of food in the fridge during that time.
You can follow these simple steps to defrost your refrigerator quickly:
- Remove all the food from the refrigerator and unplug the unit.
- Open the fridge door and leave for some time—say, through the day—to allow the refrigerator to defrost. You can then use a piece of absorbent cloth to dry the fridge completely.
- Re-plug the refrigerator and wait for at least one day for the refrigerator to return to optimal operation.
- Confirm that the refrigerator is placed on a flat surface, the vents inside the refrigerator freely allow for air circulation, and the doors are closed completely.
5. Test The Control Panel
Diagnose the control panel as a last resort if replacing the more commonly defective parts does not resolve the beeping problem. You can engage a certified technician to analyze you as the control panel is often incorrectly diagnosed.
If the control panel is defective, ask the technician to replace it with an original make specific to your LG refrigerator.
Here we discussed how you can easily switch the alarm of your LG refrigerator on or off and troubleshoot the persistent beeping of your refrigerator. However, if the problem remains unresolved, contact the nearest LG accredited service center.
It is also essential that you schedule regular service for your appliance following the manufacturer's specifications.
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